NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A federal judge in Connecticut on April 17 dismissed a state law claim from a putative class action arising from the collection of a student loan debt, agreeing with the defendant that the claim is expressly preempted by the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), 20 U.S.C. §§1001 . (Linsley v. FMS Investment Corp., No. 11-00961, D. Conn.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53735).